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Dance with the Red Death by AbigailLarson Dance with the Red Death by AbigailLarson
This is a piece I was asked to create for the Viktor Wynd Gallery in London, England for their upcoming "Party Show" based on famous parties in literature. And of course, Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" is a perfect source of inspiration! Check out the show's lineup on their website: [link]

This piece was created with ink and watercolor, and some Photoshop modification.

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This print is now available! Check it out in my store: [link]

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:iconjupiter-falling:
Jupiter-Falling Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Again, just beautiful. You have such a unique and haunting style.
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LauraNYAPhantomhive Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
red death? grell sutcliff??Grell Sutcliff (Fangirling) [V2] 
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dreamswoman Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Special feature for you :love: 
On our group: aRt's Creation Magazine n 5 - Special Feature and on our magazine: Magazine n 5
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Godmusic Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Writer
simplily precious
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:iconphantomvirginia:
phantomvirginia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist
i love this
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andrewthedark Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
I love your art you make the most beautiful gothic art work ever!!!!
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:iconjackodeco:
jackodeco Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
awesome work!!! fav.me/d71bpu7
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:iconmelaniegracey:
MelanieGracey Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous! I love the boldness of the red.
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:iconmothfly:
mothfly Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
the shades and textures of red are enchanting :faint:
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:iconphantom-sparkles:
Phantom-Sparkles Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student
Oh my this is grand. The cloth is amazing!
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:iconyinyaya:
Yinyaya Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Love what you did with the red cloth. 
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WolfeyesWolfheart Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, Beautiful!!!!
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eva-jereb Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
it's so beautiful... The Masque of the Red Death is my favorite story ever since i read it , and to see ot drawn on paper is realy lovely and inspiring :) and i love all of your stuff :) (Smile) 
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realmckay29 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student General Artist
god i love your art
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:iconopal-moonstones:
opal-moonstones Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Gives me chills...
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TheVillainX Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is beautiful !
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infinitystardust Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this drawing is so beautiful and special !!!!!!!!!!! Emoticon drawing Jack Plushie Cat Face Spread More Love Emote - PLZ Cinnamon Cirno free avatar Love Bounce I is a bunneh too rudolph revamp :loverevamped: Sushi gif Hatter Pikamote butterfly kill Loveyoupixel Depression Monster In Love Nobu Buno Poke CaekCat Icecreeaam :pinkiepie: TARDIS Encounter 
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! Your comment is beautiful and special!
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eva-jereb Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
story is amazing, i always loved it, how at the end everyone drops dead and howyou can't escape death... and your art is amazing!
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Hiddenwithinthunder Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing!
I love the blood from his robe!
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littlegardengnome Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
literally breathtaking! I love it!
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Drew-Id Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Love the color composition of this one and love your gallery!
Also love your interest in other artists. Wow, over 60 pages of favorites.
I had a ball linking to the other great finds you've collected.
So many of them are great artists like you.
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You know, you're the first person to comment on that! Thanks :) I think it's incredibly important as an artist to find inspiration not just in the world around us, but also from our fellow artists. There are just so many wonderfully talented people here on DA who inspire me. I'm really glad you could enjoy my favorite pieces, as well as my own gallery!
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KelciD Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh this looks lovely! What a great illustration for such a great short story :D
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DelphiPsmith Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
I adore E.A.Poe, and this is simply gorgeous! I especially like the glimpses of the fantastic masks in the background and the mottled splotches on the woman's white dress in front (creeping spots of plague, mwahahaaa!)
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BornFreak Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Fantastic work for a fantastic story: simply perfect!
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HeartlessDarkAngel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
thats so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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dreamswoman Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've featured this in my new journal [link] :love:
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awww, awesome!
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dreamswoman Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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HalfAssSamurai Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I could not enjoy this any more.
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Scarecrow815 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I pictured 'The Masque of the Red Death' as soon as i saw this. It is truly a captivating picture, the stains on the floor a very nice touch.
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mfcspazzout Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this painting is just so beautiful, it takes alot of talent to make something like this!
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Twatle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Absolutely beautiful.
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CharlotteTL Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
OH. MY. GOD. I FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR DRAWINGS! *-*
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catacutan95 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I read "The Masque of the Red Death" myself (granted in a children's book format)! You really captured the story's morbid yet jovial atmosphere.
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:iconasrath:
Asrath Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing, I love this!
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Ravenous13 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is so good!!!
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I faved the journal because it is a piece of art...And all the selection, because an artist must be aware that he/she is appreciated :nod:
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MrBackwards Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Very cool.
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MetaphorOfDarkness Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
:wow: So beautiful!!! The title reminds me of that Iron Maiden song (Dance of Death) - totally love it! :happybounce:
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mea00 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work... send you a request and invitation of my group :iconsoulcollectors:
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aerendial Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
in journal: The Masque of the Red Death [link] :tea:
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Dup3n Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love your style!
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Glad you enjoy it!
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thefleshcrux Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
God I love your Work!!!! *Just* the right shades, the right colors, the right character mannerisms...decay brought to life.... a target so hard to hit - walking along the breadth of a black cat's whisker - sorry for the hyperbole, but he [the cat] is sitting right in front of me) How can something this wondrous exist and not bring the wrath of all that is fae (unreal)?!?!? Perhaps because I am dead and in heaven, so.... this is truly supernatural?...necromantic?.... art - death brought to life
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Orchid-Black Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!

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MorgainCroix Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I love this...and a I love the tale too so you made me very happy with this one. Your work is amazing.
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FeebyNeko Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
This gets the ink in my veins flowing. :D
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